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Youth WNT Feb 03, 2020

U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team earns second place finish at 2020 Tricontinental Cup

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team fell to the Netherlands 2-1 in the de facto championship game during the final match of the 2020 Tricontinental Cup.

Both teams came into the game with two wins, over China PR and Norway, but the Netherlands rode a first half goal off a corner kick and a second half penalty kick to take the inaugural tournament title.

Halftime substitute Reilyn Turner scored for the USA off an acrobatic header via a corner in the 73rd minute, but the USA could not manufacture an equalizer against a talented Dutch side. The Netherlands took just four shots to the USA’s eight, but scored on both of its shots on goal.

In the other match, Norway and China PR drew 1-1 in regulation before China won the penalty kick shootout to earn two points and finish third.

2020 TRICONTINENTAL CUP FINAL STANDINGS

TEAM GP W L D GF GA GD PTS
Netherlands 3 3 0 0 9 2 7 9
USA 3 2 1 0 8 2 6 6
China PR 3 0 2 1 1 5 -4 2
Norway 3 0 2 1 2 11 -9 1

-U.S. UNDER-18 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM MATCH REPORT-

Match: United States U-18 WNT vs. Netherlands
Date: January 31, 2020
Competition: 2020 Tricontinental Cup
Venue: Premier Sports Campus; Lakewood Ranch, FL
Weather: 66 degrees, light showers
Attendance: 100

Scoring Summary:        1          2          F         
USA                              0          1          1
NED                              1          1          2

NED — Samantha Van Diemen                            10th minute
NED — Nikita Tromp                                         70
USA — Reilyn Turner (Aislynn Crowder)              73

LINEUPS:

USA: 1-Mia Justus, 16-Sydney Jones, 19-Karly Reeves, 14-Dasia Torbert, 3-Samantha Kroeger, 6-Emily Mathews(13-Aki Yuasa, 65), 8-Aislynn Crowder, 10-Margaret Graham(18-Michelle Cooper, 46), 11-Dilary Heredia-Beltran (15-Mollie Griswold, 74), 20-Grace Watkins (9-Reilyn Turner, 46), 7-Quincy McMahon

Subs not used:  2-Sally Menti, 4-Tabitha LaParl, 5-Madison Perez, 12-Leah Freeman, 17-Nya Harrison

Head Coach: Chris Petrucelli

NED: 1-Claire Dinkla, 2-Kim Everaerts (17-Zera Hulswit, 80), 3-Marit Auee, 4-Samantha Van Diemen, 14-Emmeke Henschen (15-Tess van Bentem, 87), 6-Dana Foederer, 20-Jet van der Veen, 10-Iris Stiekema, 11-Esmee Brugts, 9-Nikita Tromp (19-Lobke Loonen, 80), 7-Ella Peddemors

Subs not used:  5-Justine Brandau, 8-Manique de Vette, 12-Bodil Van den Heuvel, 16-Regina van Eijk, 18-Dieke van Straten

Head Coach: Roos Kwakkenbos

Stats Summary: USA / NED                              
Shots: 8 / 4
Shots on Goal: 2 / 2
Saves: 1 / 2
Corner Kicks: 5 / 1
Fouls: 10 / 12
Offside: 3 / 4

Misconduct Summary:
None

Officials:
Referee: Jamie Padilla (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Tiffini Turpin (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Katarzyna Wasiak (USA)
Fourth Official: Samantha Martinez (USA)